I chanced upon this idea on a hungry night when the fish I had ordered for baking as dinner did not swim in on time. It did come in, eventually, at almost 9:30 pm when I was hopping mad with hanger (hunger and anger?), venting it out on the crepe batter. Earlier that evening, I had mashed some overtly ripe bananas and soaked it in some rum, inspired by my friend and great home cook Kaajal who had done a banana rum jam a few weeks back. Of course a strong motivator was watching the bananas over my refrigerator blackening with god speed and my staunch dislike for throwing neglected food. Anyhow, bottomline is, I was starving and yet I wouldn’t want to settle for something mediocre so this is what I came up with.

For the crepes:

  • 1 ½ tbsp All purpose flour (maida)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½  tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda (I replaced it with fruit salt since I ran out of soda, worked fine)
  • Knob of Butter

For the filling:

  • Two ripe bananas
  • 2 tsp of dark rum (I used my favourite Jamaican rum)
  • 1 tsp sugar (optional)
  • Thick Cream

For the finishing touch:

  • Honey

Putting it together

  • Mash the bananas along with the rum and sugar, keep aside.
  • Mix together the ingredients for crepe (except the butter) into a smooth batter.
  • Heat some butter in a non stick griddle/ pan.
  • Spread half of the batter, swirl it around into nice round crepes, cooking on very low heat 2 mins on each side.
  • Repeat to make another crepe.
  • Wait for the crepes to cool down completely (else it would melt the cream filling and make things messy)
  • Place a crepe on a plate, smear it with the banana rum mash.
  • Top with some cream. Not too much because again it can flow out and get messy.
  • Cover with the second crepe.
  • Drizzle with some honey.
  • Dig in!

Mess alert: There is one time in this entire process when a little mess is inevitable – while eating it. So yeah, not exactly a first date recommendation but then for this melt-in-my-mouth experience, I swear I could sacrifice a date!

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